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New Beginnings Preschool (Ngā Timatanga Hou)

Located in the Linwood suburb of East Christchurch, New Beginnings Preschool is a community service governed by a Board of Trustees, catering to infants, toddlers, and young children up to school age. Our preschool, established in 1983, offers dedicated indoor and outdoor areas for both under two-year-old and over two-year-old groups. Originally known as the Linwood Community Creche Incorporated and Linwood Community Childcare Centre Incorporated, we adopted our current name in 2002. We are licensed for 36 children (up to 6 under twos) and operate from 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM.​


Our mission is for "Children in the community to achieve success as learners."

​Our Values

  • Whanaungatanga

  • Kotahitanga

  • Manaakitanga

  • Āta-Haere


As a registered charity and non-profit community preschool, we rely heavily on donations and grants to reinvest in our whānau and community. These contributions allow us to provide full school uniforms and shoes for our tamariki starting primary school, warm clothes and blankets for whānau during winter, and support in easing stressful times through food, counselling, and transport services. We walk alongside our whānau, helping them navigate social services.


If you would like to donate, our bank account is listed below:

New Beginnings Preschool Inc.


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